Hi ! I'm back with SS BOOKSHELF !!!!! So today I will present you my new book Bra. I got it for the end of school year and I just love it. I'm really enjoying in reading it, because its fun and educational in the same time.
Front page is very lovely, because of combination of blue and purple.
The very first page looks like this.
When you open it, you can see the content of the book, named by the alphabet.
AA : Why The Bra ?
A: Before The Bra
B: Bra Wars
C: The Jazz Years
D: The Hollywood Years 60
DD: The Pop Years
E: The Wonder Years
F: The Shape Of Things To Come
Book contains a lot of interesting photos and information's. Like the one above. While I was reading it, I just could believe it what women were trying to do, just to be more closer to the ideal of woman. They went to extreme lengths to achieve the fashionable hourglass figure of the 1800s, which demanded a waist measuring no more than 21 inches ! Can you believe it ?
Suffragettes went to great lengths to advertise their cause, while also shunning the constrictions of the hated corset.
Book is also full of quotes from important people that change the world of fashion and the world of women.
With the book you go slowly through the history of bra. But the great thing about this book, is that you can also see how women were changing over the centuries and their relationship with men, while they were getting more and more women rights.
Bra you can see on the photo above is adorned with more than 2,000 diamonds. Who wouldn't want that ? But I'm pretty sure I would rather keep it in some glassy wardrobe, than wear it.
In this book you can also find a lot of great tips for all of you. I think its around 80 % of women, that are not wearing a right size of the bra, so this is really helpful to read.
And this is the back cover of this lovely book.
I hope you enjoyed in this book preview. Now go and find yourself a book !
You know what I'm super happy at this moment, because today is the first day of my summer holidays. Its the end of school and I will be at home for more than 2 months. Love it !!
So let start with my InstaLove post :
I just love creating quotes photos like this one. I do all that with my iPad in different apps.
My nails. You cant see from that photo, but I just love wearing pink
You cant see it from this photo either BTW: this ring and earrings are both handmade.
Another quote. Pink again ??? Really ??? Oh please ….
What do you think about new lightning ? This is in our living room. Combination of black & beige with a little bit of red.
This photo of me is just weird. It was around 2 am and I just came home, and I was bored. Photo was taken in dark with my iPad and Its awful. Yes right now my hair is orange. I'm ginger girl at the moment.
Love drinking this. Now you are probably thinking, shouldn’t be ice cappuccino and not cappuccino ice ?? But no See :
I love Taylor Swift. I just love her music sooooo much And sometimes I'm just listening to some music in this app DeliTape that brings you in old times.
I created this !!! I'm absolutely Team Gale, there is no doubt in that.
Cherry cake. What to say ?
My nails. Great combination of colors for summer . Just saying
Another quote photo.
Music again. Taylor Swift again :)
Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here's my number, so call me, maybe?
Drinking ice tea with my friend L. after school.
I just published that photo. This is my new necklace that I got it from my sister for the end of school year.
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Few days ago, a lovely lady named Heather, contacted me to share her story with me. We both agreed that this story have to be shared with the rest of the world, so we decided to do it on my blog. She would like to turn her pain into purpose and become someone that other people can look to for guidance, inspiration, and hope in situations like her own. I have to say, that I am more than happy that she contacted me and that I just met this amazing woman, she is a huge inspiration for me and for all of us.
After little talking we shared, I realized she is an amazing person, and here is her story:
It has often been said, “it takes a village to raise a child.” When you’re expecting, people like to say that to you. Even though I had heard it many times, it was something I came to believe only after the birth of my daughter.
She arrived on August 4, 2005. Although the pregnancy was uneventful, I did require an emergency C-section. Once she arrived, my daughter and I were immediately surrounded by our “village,” which included my parents, my husband’s family, and numerous friends. All of them came to greet Lily into the world and wish our family the best. Life had never been better and we could not begin to anticipate the storm that was looming over the horizon.
A month after returning to work, things took a turn for the worse. I was tired, breathless, and lacked energy most of the time. Even though these things could be attributed to new motherhood, I made an appointment with my doctor. After numerous tests, we discovered what was happening.
I was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. It seems I had been exposed as a child and was just developing symptoms some 30 years later. The doctors initially gave me 15 months to live. My first thoughts were about my baby and husband. After looking at them, I knew I had to do whatever it took to save my life.
We did just that. Together, with my husband, I flew to Boston to receive treatment from one of the best mesothelioma doctors in the country. I underwent an extrapleural pneumenectomy, which required the removal of my left lung on February 2. This was followed by 18 days of hospitalization, chemotherapy, and then radiation. It was excruciating for a new mother to say the least.
Our village surrounded us with prayers and love during this time. Many of the villagers were people we had never expected to be part of our close network. My parents had the daunting task of raising Lily while my husband and I were in Boston. They soon found themselves surrounded by their own village of people who also supported them with comfort and prayers. Some even offered to babysit for Lily while they worked each day.
During the time I was gone, Lily learned to eat food and roll over. I witnessed these events through emailed pictures, which I proudly showed to the nurses there. These pictures gave me hope and reason to go on, since my daughter was my primary focus in my fight for my life.
Through this situation, we have learned how fragile life can be. My favorite quote is “life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death.” Cancer can be a funny thing, but with the bad also comes the good.
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Heather Von St James is a 43-year-old wife and mother. Upon her diagnosis of mesothelioma, she vowed to be a source of hope for other patients who found themselves with the same diagnosis. Now, over 6 years later, her story has been helping people all over the globe. She continues her advocacy and awareness work by blogging, speaking and sharing her message of hope and healing with others.
Check out her story at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog.